Category Archives: Living

Prada is sublime on the catwalk, but financial uptick is still to be felt

Women dominate the decor and the soundtrack in spirited display of defiance by designer Miuccia PradaIt is unfortunate for Prada that, in 2017, being compelling on the catwalk is like being rich in Monopoly. Sublime though the new collection shown in Milan was, with figures showing an 18% decline in net profit, what this brand needs is not applause but cold hard cash. Fashion weeks are now just one part of a huge industry where multi-platform success is essential. E-commerce, social media and partnerships with a ground army of “influencers” all matter as much as the show itself. Prada, one Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Lift up your hearts for Hillsong, the church that’s made a believer out of Bieber

It’s huge, it’s hip, it’s Pentecostal – and it’s snapping up celebrity worshippers as if the world depended on it, headed by its biggest convert, Justin BieberEver on the lookout for the perfect facility to address my spiritual education and showbiz needs – and not in that order – I am GRIPPED by news of the Hillsong church in America’s Los Angeles. Hillsong is a Pentecostal mega-church, whose first branch was in Australia in some kind of corrugated-iron warehouse. So far, so Lady Marchmain.I’m kidding, of course – the aesthetic at Hillsong is far from popish, with services consisting of Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Goop on loop: Gwyneth Paltrow has her sights on a ‘radical wellness’ TV show

The purveyor of $956 loo roll wants to get out ‘into the field’ and bring the spirit of her lifestyle brand onto our television setsAlways keen to see new applications of the endtimes word “wellness”, Lost in Showbiz is drawn to an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth is discussing Goop, her lifestyle brand that has $956 loo roll on its Christmas gift list and advocates health treatments that even Shirley MacLaine might regard as a preposterously fringe.This week’s big news is that Gwyneth is eyeing an expansion into TV. “What we are thinking of doing,” she tells the Hollywood Reporter, Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Brooklyn nein, nein – Becks Jr tells his ‘fangirl’ classmates to chill out

David and Victoria’s eldest is settling in at art school in New York, where he’s only too happy to help his peers deal with his fame and geniusFocus, focus, because it’s time to check in with the publicity arm of Brooklyn Beckham, the firstborn son of David and Victoria, and a photographer in … in his own right, would you say?Arguably not. Let’s settle on “in his own lunchtime”, and proceed accordingly. As you may recall, Brooklyn recently published a coffee-table book of his own photography, which dispensed with photographic cliches such as having light on one’s subject, and featured Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Tell us about the bad habits you've broken and how it's changed you

Whether you overspend, snack too much or lose yourself in social media, we’d like to know about the bad habits you’ve given up and what it meant to youOctober starts next week and for some it’s Stoptober, the month to try and give up smoking. Others stop drinking alcohol in the new year for Dry January. We’d like to hear about the bad habits you’ve given up and what it meant to you to break them. Continue reading… Read More

Source:: The Guardian